Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Singin, Dancin, and Tiaras.. Oh ,my???

Hi Blogging Friends!! This is Page, the singin/dancin/tiara wearin half of Kindergarten Squared.

I love, love, love to sing and dance with my kindergarten babies!! I promise if they can sing it, they can learn it. We sing everything from the days of the week to counting by 5s, to the 50 States and even the Presidents' song. Seriously, my kindergarten babies learn the 50 States and all the Presidents just by singing songs. I have to say though, with the recent discovery of kindergarten songs on You Tube, singing and dancing have risen to a whole new level!! The songs on You Tube are so awesome that it even got my pal, Cristy, the better half of Kindergarten Squared, singin and dancin! (Hey Cristy here- Page is not even lying. I am not a big fan of all the singing hoo-ha! But alas... I teach little people and they do like the dancing!  So for all you non-dancers/singers out there...it's ok to admit...There's hope for us yet!). Below are some of our favorite You Tube song links. If there are specific standards you want a song for, just post a comment and we will see what we can find. Cristy and I found some of the songs, but I have to admit many of the links we will be posting were suggested by my fabulous sister-in-law, Dwan who teaches kindergarten in my hometown of Valdosta, Georgia. We used to teach together at WG Nunn Elementary! For more on my tiara wearin, see the picture at the bottom of this post and I will explain :).

Many of the songs below were put together by Harry's Kindergarten! Thanks Harry! We love u!!

Hip Hop Alphabet song is a fun song when learning to sing the alphabet. I love the catchy tune and that it doesn't sing with the traditional stops. Hope this helps your kiddos not think LMNOP as one letter. :)

ABC Rap is a fun song to practice letter sounds. It shows the uppercase and lowercase letters as well as objects that begin with each sound.
I Can Count to 100 is an awesome counting song where we practice counting by 1s to 100. We do 10 different exercises 10 times each to add some motion to the song.

The Counting by 5s song is my favorite!! It is a great way to practice counting. It is so fun :).

2D Shapes I Know is super fun! It sings about the number of sides on different shapes as well as objects in the real world.

3D Shapes I Know helps with those hard to learn shapes like sphere and cube. It also sings about the cylinder and cone. That way your kids can Exceed the Standard in Kindergarten. This song also talks about the different shapes' attributes as well as objects in the real world.
3D Shapes I know

Days of the Week Rap Back is also fun! It has the kids sing the days as well as clap out the syllables for each of the days of the week!

The Seasons song is probably the favorite song in our class! This song sings and spells the seasons. Also, pictures that represent each season flashes on screen with super catchy rhymes. 

D Song is awesome when introducing and teaching the letter D. It covers all learning modalities! Kids see, hear and even write the letter in the air. The song is very repetitive and works on the letter name, sound as well as things that begin the the /d/ sound!! The best thing is that there is one of these songs for every letter in the alphabet. To find this song, my sister-in-law told me to type in D song. It popped right up. All the great letter songs are by Have Fun Teaching.  I have not used all the letters yet, but if they are as good as the D Song, I will be using them.

The songs above are not all the songs we use, but just some of our favorite ones! We hope you love them!!
We have not found a fabulous Months of the Year song on You Tube, so would love any suggestions! Also if you know a great song for any other standard, we would love to have it!! Thanks so much!!

Yep, this is me in all my favorite things to wear! I love knee socks!! I wear lots of crazy knee socks in the winter with skirts and Mary Jane shoes. I know I am crazy! Sometimes it is fun to dress like a 5 year-old though. Also, I love my one of a kind, made by love, trash bag and duct tape sweat shirt!! Who made it you ask? Of course the most creative, talented teacher in the classroom, Mrs. Archer, my fabulous side kick and number 1 assistant, who I could not live without!! BUT my favorite accessory is the tiara! I love tiaras! I have several! No, I didn't really earn the tiaras from being a beauty queen but I do love everything Disney and princess! I never really had tiaras until I became a teacher. Now I get to be the princess of the classroom everyday. The main purpose of my tiara in the classroom is to signal students that I am working with other friends. This also signals them to ask Mrs. Archer or another friend if they have a question or a problem. It works most of the time :). They are five and sometimes they forget! I do have enough tiaras in the classroom for hat day, so all the girls can dress like a princess!!

 Fun times as always in Kindergarten!!

1 comment:

  1. your page is so cute..so glad i found it...im your newest follower drop by =)

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